About Keoki's Paradise

Keoki’s Paradise invites you to relax in a lush tropical paradise with delicious island style cooking, exotic drinks & live music. Cascading waterfalls, meandering streams and lush foliage make this open-air restaurant one of the Island’s most striking. Seafood is the main attraction at Keoki’s and guests are treated to a variety of fresh fish selections and preparations. In addition, the contemporary menu offers prime rib, prime steaks and lobster. Keoki’s tropical ambiance, moderate prices and family friendly service have made it one of the most popular restaurants on Kauai. The lively Bamboo Bar features more casual fare serving both lunch and dinner and is seated on a walk-in basis only.

2360 Kiahuna Plantation Dr
Koloa, HI 96746
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:


Bamboo Bar: Daily 11:00am - 10:30pm

Dinner: Daily 4:45pm - 9:15pm

Cross Street:
Poipu Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(808) 742-7534

Website:
http://www.keokisparadise.com/

Entertainment:
Live Island Music 7pm-9pm nightly.
Featured local band every first Friday of the month from 8pm-10pm.

Parking Details:
In addition to the self parking lot, there is complimentary valet parking provided by Poipu Shopping Village where Keoki"s is located, as well as parking on Poipu Rd.

Public Transit:
Kauai Bus stop about a 5-10 minute walk on Poipu Rd.

Executive Chef:
Cory Dotario

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Keoki's Paradise Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (69)
Live Music (64)
Special Occasion (64)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (63)
Romantic (62)
Local Ingredients (58)
Good for Anniversaries (58)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Casual (51)
Fun (44)
Creative Cuisine (41)
Scenic View (41)
Handcrafted Cocktails (37)
Good for Groups (35)
Kid-friendly (34)
Authentic (33)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Worth the Drive (26)
Bar Seating (23)
Happy Hour (23)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Great for Lunch (19)
Cozy (18)
Healthy (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Tasting Menu (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
People Watching (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Business Meals (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great Beer (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Tapas (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Waterfront (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing. Just go, you won’t regret it. We went for our honeymoon and they brought a special dessert out for us!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Raum Köln)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was quite good (and I wouldn’t expect differently with for the price), service was unfortunately not as good. The waiter ranked the food for us even when we did not want to know. The atmosphere is still very nice though.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Good for one time for us. If we had never been to Hawaii before, I would find the ambience more exciting, but to us it was nothing special. Food was good. Service was good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Tourist trap... we thought it was a local spot

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We ate at Keoki’s Paradise while on vacation. Our food was delicious, the service was top notch, and they gave us a hula pie dessert on the house since my husband and I were celebrating our anniversary! We will probably come back again before our vacation is over! Highly recommend it!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food. Beautiful surroundings. Live music. What more could you ask for? Definitely have the hula pie.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Food and service was excellent, only one thing. The portions of the fish dinners could be a little larger for what you pay.

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·Dined 6 days ago

We visited twice in one week, lunch once and our last dinner on island. We had tried much higher reviewed places and places twice as expensive, but we really just wanted some good times to savor till our next Kauai visit. Staff was good and eager to help and please, server especially helped with menu and wine pairings and choosing appropriate dietary concerns. Live music played and crowd seemed upbeat and having a great time. We will visit again for solid Kauai fish favorites. Ambience may seem inauthentic to some but families and fun loving people will enjoy the easy atmosphere as we did.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Hawaii)·Dined 7 days ago

Sophia was excellent and made sure we had a great dining experience.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Romantic, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined 7 days ago

Loved this place and will definitely return. The swordfish I had was outstanding. My husbands seafood risotto was delicious and oh my Hula Pie was amazing!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Beautiful setting and great service. They were very careful with our multiple food allergies in our family.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Overall a great experience and more value for the money than most of the other fine dining experiences. Very good service, excellent ambience. Make sure you place a reservation just in caes because it's a popular choice for obvious reasons. Highly recommend but leave the kids behind so you can take it all in and relax.

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

A true treasure! Wasabi (Moon Fish) was fantastic as was everything else. The staff bends over backwards to ensure a great dining experience. The view? Unbelievably gorgeous! The only negative thing is if you get a good table at sunset -- you will be engulfed by people taking pictures!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I love TS restaurants(Kimo’s, Duke’s, etc.) but this one isn’t quite as good as the others. The food is only OK and the people that work there have a little bit of an attitude.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We stumbled on Keoki's on our last day on the island, and kept wishing we would have discovered it earlier. The decor was tropical and very relaxing. The food was excellent. We had the bbq pork sandwich which was delicious and filling. The Ceasar salad was a bit small but very good. I know we will definitely revisit this place on our next trip.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was good. Service was excellent. There was a music during diner. make a reservation so you on't have to wait.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was hit and miss and somewhat slow. Cocktail waitress brought my glass of wine and said to me: Here is your Sauvignon Blanc. I told her that I ordered a glass of Pinot Gris and then she said what she gave me was the Pinot Gris (and it was). Food was good, but it came out very slowly. Music was nice and would have been nicer if the musician had not talked so much. It appeared that somebody cared for his explanation which was also ver6 difficult to understand.

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This has been our favorite place to eat on this trip. Food is wonderful, very friendly staff, service is great, music is very pleasant and not loud!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This restaurant has to be the best in Kauai. We had a party of 5 celebrating a birthday. We had crab cake & calamari appetizers that were delicious. Everything was so fresh. Our entrees included the macadamia nut crusted mahi mahi , prime rib, & pork tenderloin.All of these meals not only had good flavor but also complimentary sides and a beautiful plating. The waitress was attentive yet did not rush us. A complimentary ice cream cake was served to the birthday girl. This was so big we all shared it. I would recommend this restaurant without hesitation. Aloha

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Outstanding service by Jason and food prepared by the talented kitchen. Keoki's Paradise's beautiful open air design is very relaxing and enjoyable. They shared our culinary preferences, pescatarian/vegan-vegetarian, with our server Jason who worked with us to order a healthy and delicious ginger-cilantro preparation of the monchong and mahi- mahi. Lots of great wine choices too! Thanks for a wonderful evening dining! -Ed & Tom

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Seated us by kitchen door. No muffins had to ask twice for iced tea very disappointed.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great ambiance. Food well plated and good. And for a Hawaiian Island very reasonably priced.

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had a drink at the bar with friendly bartender who gave us a tasting of Hawaiian rum! We were seated at our table shortly and had Ono and Opah. Both were delicious. Candace was our waitress and she was excellent. Highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We went to Keoki's to celebrate my parents 45th anniversary. We had a reservation for 5:30pm for 7 people. When we got there and checked in at 5:23pm they said our table would be ready in just a moment. We waited about 2-3 minutes and were seated. The table was set for 6 people, not 7.. and the special request I had made to have celebratory mai tais on the table when we got there was missed.. so not a good start to the night. The server scrambled to find another chair and setting as we waited. Our server was sweet and apologetic. The rest of the night went well. Food was great though.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Probably our 6th visit, and the best yet: perfectly prepared ono and monchong (chef’s duo), excellent, cheerful, knowledgeable service from our server Kim, and a kind chat with the manager. It’s a must-do in Poipu. We’ll be back!

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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Dependable island food, good fish, sandwiches at lunch great as well.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The Calamari was tender and not overly fried like it tends to be on the mainland. The mahi mahi was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Love this place, a must when in Poipu. Great ambience, food and service!

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fun, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great local fish preparations and Island vibe. No waiting with our reservation. Quick and courteous service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Ate out a lot in the last three weeks on 4 islands. Fish at Keokis was the best I had anywhere.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our appetizer and main courses were very good. Roger our server was attentive to our needs. Our only gripe was that the coffee was just warm and the water for the tea was cold. When we brought the tea issue to Rogers attention he said the water is frequently not hot. He did bring us another pot, but at that point my wife was no longer interested in the tea.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great food and service. Always get the special since it's local, fresh and unique.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great food, great ambiance. So glad we came here on our last night in Kauai. Loved the live music! Get the hula pie and Keoki’s style fish. A must!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was really good and not too expensive. Our kids loved the menu options and they pineapple/carrot muffin. Our waitress was awesome and we will definitely come back! She even gave us the muffin recipe to make it at home with the kids.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Delicious. BEST food we had in 10 days. We went to the "fancy" chef named establishments and Keoki's was by far the best service and food. HIGHLY recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was great. We were stuck in a corner table under a spotlight,,,asked to be moved, they moved us to a much better table

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Normally you associate most Hawaii restaurants with great fish items which is very true. All four of us decided on prime rib and we were happy we did. It was a big cut, perfectly cooked and tasted magnificent. Service was excellent and the drinks were delicious. We will be back for sure..!!

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Ti our server was fantastic!!! Made our anniversary dinner special. The ginger cilantro steamed Opakapaka was outstanding.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had mixed feelings about this place. The food was good except for one dish, the Kushiyaki: the chicken was rubbery and uneatable. Instead of comping the dish, we were offered a free dessert (which we accepted but never would have ordered). The Seafood Risotto was good as were the crab cakes.

We also ordered drinks before the meal was served. We all got our drinks and then one person's drink keep getting re-delivered twice over the next 45 minutes. It became comical by the third attempt to deliver the drink. Apparently, the drink was on their order computer but was never removed after the first delivery.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Enjoyed our meal very much. Would go back again! The fish was fabulous fresh and spiced just right.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Happy Hour
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